Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in enkephalin processing; nervous system development; and protein autoprocessing. Localizes to extracellular space. Predicted to colocalize with secretory granule. Is expressed in brain; endocrine gland; future brain; and gut. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myocardial infarction and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human PCSK2 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 2).